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Companion plants & how to use them by Helen Louise Porter Philbrick

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Published by Devin-Adair in Old Greenwich, Ct .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Plant ecology.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementHelen Philbrick, Richard B. Gregg ; introd., H. H. Koepf.
ContributionsGregg, Richard Bartlett, 1885-
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 113 p. ;
Number of Pages113
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18511127M
ISBN 100815952104

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Companion Plants & How to Use Them book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Book by Philbrick, Helen Louise Porter/5. Get this from a library! Companion plants & how to use them. [Helen Philbrick; Richard B Gregg] -- Explains the harmonious interrelationships of various plants and places them in . Get this from a library! Companion plants and how to use them. [Helen Philbrick; Richard B Gregg] -- A detailed and comprehensive A-Z reference book of plants and how they affect each other favourably and unfavourably, for improved results for farmers and gardeners. This book is a pioneering work on one of the least understood aspects of ecology--the curious phenomenon by which particular plants thrive in the presence of certain species and do poorly in the company of others. The observation of these relationships stimulates imagination and sensitiveness of observation to other living relationships and thereby opens new doors to further understanding of.

Companion planting is the strategic placement of plants in close proximity so that the plants can help one another out. It allows you to maximize the use of space while taking advantage of the natural abilities of each plant. This guide to companion gardening covers the following topics: What companion planting is and how it can benefit you. Feb 10,  · Let’s take a look at the benefits of companion planting, then a list of the best companion plants. Benefits of Companion Planting. There are plenty of reasons to plant certain crops together. For example Shade regulation: Large plants provide shade for smaller plants in need of sun protection. Natural supports: Tall plants like corn and /5(). For a healthy, thriving garden, consult this companion planting guide when you are deciding what plants to put where. A guide such as this one will show you which vegetables and flowers support or. Companion Plants and How to Use Them by Helen Philbrick and Richard B. Gregg. posted 3 years ago. 1 Just think about the work Pfeiffer did on weeds and especcially with Cromatography, directly related even to companion planting. This book has a brief introduction which I found very interesting. They explain what companion planting is and.

We have successfully grown some plants and others didn't grow so well. After reading your companion planting book we now know why. We planted incompatible plants together. We have struggled with the cabbage moth on our brassicas – and now we have the remedy for them. Thank you! We particularly like the tea remedies that we can spray on our. Jul 11,  · “Companion planting is about marrying plants that work well together in order to survive and grow strong and healthy. It’s a gardener’s and farmer’s way of creating a botanical community where all plants benefit one another and the garden as a living organism.”. Mar 25,  · Use plants as a living mulch – just don’t plant them so thickly that they are overcrowded. It’s amazing how much growth takes place in a single season. If you don’t have a good feeling for how much space a crop will need, invest in a good book with spacing requirements such as Square Foot Gardening or The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible. Companion Plants and How to Use Them by Helen Philbrick and Richard B. Gregg $ This book is a pioneering work on one of the least understood aspects of ecology―the curious phenomenon by which particular plants thrive in the presence of certain species and do poorly in the company of others.